I’ve been through many reincarnations of my resume.
In high school it was a simple word document set up to the specifications of the grammar book we were given back in 6th grade: black letters on white paper with your name centered up top and then the subsequent listings of education, work experience, etc. It was pretty short.
Then in college it was given a major overhaul. (The Magnificent and Honorable) Sherri Taylor said I was in a creative field and my resume should reflect that. After several revisions, it came to posses a general form that it would keep for many years. The header fonts were Futura to match my logo. The copy fonts were Calisto, a readable simple serif that I would carry over onto business cards, cover letters, and my website.
At first it was all black and white – then I decided to add my signature green. My logo made an appearance as a watermark in the lower right. I changed my card stock from a sparkly velum, to thick, textured stuff. I resized it for A1 so it would stick out in a pile but the general form was constant and a few months ago I decided (like Barack Obama said) it’s time for a change.
I wanted it to be visual but still fit in with the rest of my brand. I decided to keep my green and my Futura but I flipped the top two sections on their heads. I integrated the education and experience and made it horizontal, organizing it as a timeline. I also added the color orange (Go Cuse!).
People would be looking at this information on the web or at least at a computer; so I wanted the resume to be interactive. Readers should be able to click an icon or a title and be transported to the corresponding webpage – No more: “What’s “The Daily Orange” and going to Google. One click from the resume itself and myriads of information would be at their fingertips.
While the illustration and design was created in Adobe Illustrator, the links were done using the advanced editing tools in Acrobat, which is why the final product is a PDF. I have dallied with the idea of using the new Ai > Canvas plugin and presenting everything in HTML5 (something I still intend to do) but for actual application purposes, I thought the PDF more practical and started there.
I’d love to know what you think!
Last night I went to The Sweater Set‘s album release concert at the Strathmore Mansion in Bethesda, MD. SO INCREDIBLE! If you’ve read previous entries about this girl duo you know that they are multi-taskers extraordinaire! Singer/Songwriters who perform while playing more instruments at the same time than seems possible.
The new album is Goldmine. Do these pics look familiar?
Yes, the one on the left is from our most recent shoot at Gold Leaf Studios. I also picked up a copy of one of their other albums: Live at the IMJ. Those pics were taken the year prior at Annie Cream Cheese in Georgetown just before they embarked on a tour of vintage shops.
Check out their music for yourselves: The City Paper has a free download of “Downstream” off their latest album.
I LOVE the Prince George’s County Science Bowl! It is an annual science game show of elementary and middle schools conducted by Prince George’s County Public Schools and it’s AWESOME! The kids get SO into it: they laugh, they cry, it’s better than Cats! and you LEARN STUFF! like that the largest digital camera is in fact on top of a volcano in Hawaii. So friggin’ cool :D
My love, however, is not necessarily echoed by many of the other journalists in my office. So this year, in order to get more people (emotionally) involved in what is possibly the greatest county-specific tournament of all time, we took a page from the NCAA March Madness handbook and created brackets!
(from left) Christopher Branche, Zoie Jones, and Cierra Owens from Rosaryville Elementary compete in the Science Bowl tournament at Bonnie F. Johns Educational Media Center in Landover, MD on November 16, 2010.
from left) Noreen Quilala, Andrew Quiteles, and Raymart Domagas of Flintstone Elementary compete in the Science Bowl tournament at Bonnie F. Johns Educational Media Center in Landover, MD on November 16, 2010.
Operami Olayiwda gives a thumbs up after his team from Beacon Heights Elementary won the first round in the Science Bowl tournament at Bonnie F. Johns Educational Media Center in Landover, MD on November 16, 2010.
I heart brainteasers. I was first introduced to them as a very young child on vacation in North Carolina. My great uncle (we called him Codfish) was a retired… well, I don’t know what he did in “real life” but he was an excellent carpenter and would amuse himself between benches and rocking chairs with creating little puzzles out of old screws and chain and horseshoes. Each time we visited, I received a new puzzle and was entertained for HOURS (because of this I only recently realized how very little there is to do in Statesville -thank you uncle codfish!)
In 7th grade I was re-introduced to these puzzles but in a verbal form instead of a spatial one. Shockingly, this was in Mr. O’Neil’s Algebra class but nonetheless each day our warm-up consisted of a rebus puzzle.
Rebus puzzles are a type of word puzzle where pictures are used to represent words, parts of words, or just a syllabic sound. The term envelopes everything from those stories in Cricket magazine when we were just learning to read to more challenging things. Examples
I couldn’t sleep. I hadn’t played my new CS5 version of Illustrator yet. I decided to create my own!
My assignments are are late this evening so I took my D300 out around the neighborhood and snapped photos of everything in bloom. Then I compiled the different images to create a rainbow :) Spring makes me smile!